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Final Film Club Screening

Hey film buffs! Our NFB Film Club will host this session’s final screening at the Central Library on Thursday July 10 at 6:15pm.  This month’s screening will feature a selection of five classic Oscar-winning short films from the National Film Board.  Short films, like short stories, are often able to pack a strong evocative or visual punch in mere minutes. With a total run time of just 77 minutes, these are five stories stripped down to their essentials and should appeal...
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Refugee Mental Health Presentation at WPL

  Windsor Public Library would like to invite the public to attend a special presentation on Refugee Mental Health. This will take place at the Windsor Public Library’s Central Branch, in the Fred Israel Auditorium from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm. The event will be presented by Dr. Ben Kuo and Dr. Annette Dufresne, area refugee mental health experts. The presentation will include information on pre-migration experiences affecting mental health, post-arrival...
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Make a card Saturday at the Central Library

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and what better way to celebrate mom or grandma (or any other special person) than with a handmade card. This Saturday at Central Library we’ll be “upcycling” pages from discarded books to make beautiful Mother’s Day cards to give away. As with all of our upcycling programs this craft will emphasize reusing materials to make something new. In this case we’re using books that were...
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Upcoming Upcycling Saturday Craft

This Saturday we have another exciting craft in the works at the Central Library. We’ll be making cute little “robots” out of old boxes and once again turning trash into treasure. Like all of our Upcycling crafts, this uses a combination re-purposed materials – in this case cardboard – and traditional craft supplies and helps to instill values of reuse and recycling by emphasizing the continued use of items that might otherwise...
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Upcycling: From Trash to Treasure

We’re having way too much fun at the Central library. Every other Saturday I’ve been joined by a wonderful group of kids as we make crafts out of items we’d normally have thrown away. We’ve been coming up with all kinds of creative ways to reuse common household items. In the past we’ve worked with paper roles, recycling book paper, magazines, packing paper, boxes, holiday cards, and all kinds of...
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Special Story time on Thursday

If you haven’t tried our “Family Fun with French” story time at the Central library this would be a great week to start! This week, Miss Kate is preparing a themed story time featuring Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar or, en français, La chenille qui fait des trous that includes puppets and images of real cocoons. The classic story is a great way to teach vocabulary and learn a about...
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You + Me Sculpture Project Coming to Central!

The You+Me Sculpture project is coming to WPL! local artist Laura Shintani is here working on an exciting project and needs your help! Come and be a be part of Windsor’s history by sharing your thumb print. She’ll be at the Central Branch (850 Ouellette Ave) TODAY, February 27th, 2014 from 4-6pm and on Saturday, March 1st from 2-4pm. To learn more about this project visit Laura’s facebook page at:...
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Essex County Genealogical Society Meetings in March, April, May, and June

Monthly meetings of the Essex County Genealogical Society are held at the Central Branch of Windsor Public Library, on the lower level. Admission is free and the public is welcome! For more information, email essexogs@gmail.com. Monday, March 10, 7:00 – 9:00 pm:  The Victorian Celebration of Death, a presentation by Catherine MacKendrick, explores the Victorian celebration of death and what it means for the present day. MacKendrick has been a thanatologist for...
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WPL and LeeLee Hats…warming babies’ heads one hat at a time!

If you’ve looked at the craft section of your local library branch lately, there’s a good chance you’ll notice a fair number of things checked out. There seems to be something about this time of year that brings out the “crafty” in people. Perhaps it stems from the urge to start the year off with a new hobby or project. The blustery weather also lends itself to cozy images of...
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Holidays Around The World

Come celebrate at Holidays Around the World, a multicultural holiday event, taking place on Wednesday, December 18 from 6 to 8 pm in the Children’s Learning Centre on the first floor at Windsor Public Library’s Central Branch, 850 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor. Holidays Around the World will feature stories, arts & crafts, as well as festive cultural displays and performances. Enjoy Jangles the Clown, Painted-Smile face painting, St. John’s Therapy Dogs,...
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